There are many ways to support your health during the Fall and Winter months when you are typically more susceptible to viral infection. Since I was introduced to this spicy, nutritious blend several years ago, I have made a fresh jar every Fall Season. It is absolutely delicious to use as the basis for a salad dressing or to drizzle on rice or pasta. If you feel a sore throat coming on, take it straight up by the spoonful or stir into a hot cup of soup or make a savoury tea. This elixer will keep your immune system in tip-top shape and will nix any virus or bacteria that dares to thwart you!
IN A LARGE MASON JAR, MIX TOGETHER:
- 1 – 2 Large Onions (chopped)
- 3 – 4 Medium BULBS of Garlic (chop up all those little cloves!)
- 1/4 – 1/3 cup of Freshly Ground Ginger Root
- 2 Heaping Tablespoons of Turmeric Powder
- 2 Heaping Tablespoons of Freshly Ground Horseradish
- 2 Teaspoons of Red Pepper Flakes
- 3 cups of Apple Cider Vinegar (Organic is best)
This recipe is fairly forgiving with ingredient amounts. The key is the “Big 3” – Onions, Ginger and Garlic which work together synergistically to make a mighty boost for the immune system. Make sure the spice ingredients are well covered by the vinegar. Put a tight lid on the jar and shake well. Leave in a dark spot for 2 weeks, shaking the jar several times/day to mix ingredients. After 14 days, strain through a fine colander or cheese cloth, saving the pulp to use in stir-frys, soups and stews. This will keep very well in your cupboard for several months because the vinegar acts as a preservative.
CAUTION: The flavour is strong and hot! DO NOT TAKE ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.
TAKE AFTER OR DURING A MEAL: 1 Tablespoon – gargle and swallow. Begin with just a teaspoon if it is too strong. Experiment with what is best for you. Children take a smaller dose.
This elixer makes a wonderful salad dressing when added to olive oil
-2 parts oil, 1 part mixture and salt to taste
Be bold! Be strong! Take this as a natural support for your health during “Flu-Season”.